About Marijuana Trafficking
About Charges for Trafficking Marijuana in Atlanta
If you are under investigation for trafficking marijuana or believe that you are in danger of being arrested, the most important preventative measure you can take to avoid formal charges is to involve an attorney. Early in the criminal process, an experienced Atlanta drug crime lawyer can work to limit the investigation against you and the actions that law enforcement (state and/or federal) are able to take in their attempt to collect enough evidence to press charges. Marijuana trafficking is a serious felony offense that may be charged in state or federal court, depending on the circumstances. You will need an aggressive attorney to protect your rights and defend you against an extended term in prison.
Fighting Your Trafficking Charges
Marijuana trafficking is a criminal offense that may involve cultivating,
distributing, transporting, selling or smuggling marijuana, cannabis or any of its parts. Trafficking may be done by an individual or may involve a large-scale organization comprised of many members and may also be conducted on an interstate or international level. The potential penalties for marijuana trafficking that a defendant in the Atlanta area may face will vary depending on the amount of the substance, the defendant's prior criminal record, if any, and whether the defendant is charged in state or federal court. Penalties may include 25+ years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million, but sentencing will be at the discretion of the court based upon the specific circumstances of the case.
Mounting a successful defense against marijuana trafficking charges is difficult, but it is not impossible. With the proper experience, knowledge and resources a competent attorney can work to challenge the evidence against you based upon such defense strategies as an illegal search and seizure or other violation of procedure or your Constitutional rights. With experience as a former prosecutor, our founding Atlanta drug crime attorney has an edge in these cases.